Dimensions: 224 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in
Published: October 29, 2013
Publisher: Random House of Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307359476
ISBN - 13: 9780307359476
From the Publisher
From the authors of the national bestseller Leafs
AbomiNation, the story behind the success of one of Canada''s
greatest athletes, NBA all-star Steve Nash.
A small man in a big man''s game, a white man in a game dominated
by black men, a rare Canadian in a US-based industry, the unlikely
rise of Steve Nash, from Victoria high school to Hollywood
hardwood, is compelling proof that great things await those who
refuse to accept less of themselves. Nearly 2 decades into a Hall
of Fame-bound career, Nash is a 2-time MVP, an 8-time all-star and
wearer of one of the league''s top-selling jerseys. And no one but
Nash saw it coming.
With the combination of wit and comprehensive reporting that
distinguished Leafs AbomiNation, Feschuk and Grange tell
the extraordinary story of drive, confidence, commitment and
learning to do without that post-game beer that turned a
Canadian''s improbable NBA dream into the stuff of sporting legend.
They convincingly bust a host of oft-repeated myths. That Nash is
an inferior athlete is one: he might be one of the best athletes in
the world, when factors like coordination, vision, balance and work
ethic are given weight alongside size, speed and power. The myth
that he overcame his upbringing in Canada to make it in the NBA is
another: Growing up in Victoria, B.C., in the mid-1980s was more
likely why he turned into the player he did.
Revealing, playful and a perfect read for any sports fan, Steve
Nash is the inspiring story of the consummate athletic
About the Author
MICHAEL GRANGE and DAVE FESCHUK are the best-selling co-authors of
Leafs AbomiNation: The Dismayed Fan''s Guide to Why the Leafs
Stink and How They Can Rise Again. Together they bring some 3
decades of sports-writing experience to this, their second joint
effort. Grange, a multi-platform journalist for Rogers Sportsnet
since 2011, appears regularly on Prime Time Sports, the
most-listened-to sports talk show in Canada. Formerly of
The Globe and Mail, where he covered the NBA and
other sports for more than 15 years, he is a senior writer at
Sportsnet Magazine and an on-air correspondent on
Sportsnet''s various television outlets. Feschuk, a Toronto
Star sports columnist since 2003, has been a regular fixture
on the pro basketball beat since he joined the National
Post 1998. He can be seen and heard frequently on TSN''s
Off the Record and TSN radio.
"Sharp and insightful…. This book does a more than credible job
of capturing the particular genius of Steve Nash."
"The details of the patriotic overtures…are fascinating…. [O]n the
radar of most BC hoops fans."
"The writing is compelling…. Interviews with coaches and teammates,
as well as Nash himself, add depth and perspective."
"The bio piece brings Nash''s start in Victoria back to life with
new relevance, with a revisionist approach based on modern sports
science.... The authors unearth telling data through interviews
with legendary Vikes coach Ken Shields and 1980s Vikes player Ian